Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library
Sanford Maine ♦ 207.324.4714

Giving Opportunities

Planned Giving LogoLouis B. Goodall Memorial Library gratefully accepts gifts to support library services, to improve the building and grounds, and to increase its endowments. Gifts can take several different forms - please consider how you might plan your giving to prove advantageous to both you and the library. For more information, please contact the Library Director, Jacqueline McDougal.

Why Donate? Cash contributions are a quick and easy way to support the library, and are tax deductible. Your cash donation will be put to use immediately toward library services, materials, and programs.

You can contribute online:

Or you can mail or drop off a check, payable to:


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Past and Future

The library building was erected in 1937 as a memorial to Louis B. Goodall by his daughter and son-in-law, Lela and Harvey Thornburg. It was presented to the Town of Sanford provided that it be forever kept and maintained as a library by the inhabitants therein.

This continued the tradition of public library service which started in 1898 with the formation of the Sanford Library Association. (Read more...)

Our commitment to the community continues by providing services geared to the needs and wants of library patrons.

As computer technology advances we provide the up-to-date hardware and software expected in a modern library.

We offer cultural, educational and entertainment programs for both children and adults, and we continue to serve the literary needs of the community.

The City of Sanford, which funds about ninety percent of our annual operating expenses, has had to level-fund our appropriation in recent years due to economic pressures felt statewide.

Your gift to the Sanford Library Association will help ensure the future of this cherished community institution.

National Register

Goodall Library is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Louis Bertrand Goodall

Louis B. Goodall

• Son of Thomas Goodall
• Member of Congress (1917-21)

Photo courtesy of Sanford Springvale Historical Society.

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Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library, 952 Main St, Sanford ME 04073
207.324.4714 ~ info@lbgoodall.org
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The mission of Louis B. Goodall Memorial Library is to encourage, foster and enhance
a lifelong enjoyment of reading and learning for the community.

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